Perry’s double-double propels Tigers to a win over Troy


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CLEMSON, S.C. — Cha’nelle Perry’s double-double propelled the Tigers to an 82-73 win over Troy on Sunday in Littlejohn Coliseum. With the win, the Tigers improved to 2-0 on the season while the Trojans fell to 0-2.

Perry, playing just her second collegiate game, posted 15 points to go along with 12 rebounds and five assists. She was joined by two other freshmen in double figures, Shelbie Davenport with 17 and Ivy Atkism with 10. Nikki Dixon added 13 on 6-of-7 shooting.

As a team, the Tigers converted 24-of-27 at the free throw line for a .889 figure. Clemson was strong defensively, tallying 16 steals and eight blocked shots in the contest. Dixon contributed three steals to bring her career total to 189.

Clemson jumped out to a strong start, posting the first eight points of the game. Troy battled back and took a seven-point lead at 28-21 with six minutes remaining, before Clemson closed the half on an 11-4 run. Perry posted nine of her points in the opening frame.

The Tigers controlled the action throughout the second half, as Troy got no closer than three. Once the Trojans pulled within three at 46-43, Clemson notched a 10-3 run spearheaded by six points from Dixon.

The Tigers return to action Thursday, Nov. 20 at South Carolina. The team’s next home game is Sunday, Nov. 23 versus Furman.

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